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Jocelyn 4, London 4, Kearney 3, San Francisco 3, Ms. Wong 2, New York 2, Us 2, Halloween 1, Audrey 1, Glendon 1, Richard Miyashiro 1, The City 1, Newlin 1, Soma 1, Valet 1, Dba Hakkasan 1, Sfpd 1, Las Vegas 1, G 1, Penlallize 1,
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  SFGTV    [untitled]  

    November 17, 2012
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agenda and billiard table and one table in a neighborhood bar. >> welcome applicant. >> yeah. we are applying for one pool table. >> it's consent calendar. i move to approve. >> okay. >> commissioner. >> aye. >> commissioner. >> aye. >> commissioner. >> aye. >> commissioner. >> aye. >> commissioner. >> aye. >> president. >> aye. good luck. >> thank you very much. >> thank you for coming in. item 6b richard miyashiro, dba hakkasan. one kearney place and application. >> i am michael -- [inaudible] and i am the director and richard couldn't be here and yes we're going to be operating --
>> can you talk -- >> you're too tall for the mic. >> it's primarily a restaurant. we're a london base company and have a small dj station and have dj's from 7:00 p.m. until one in the morning for our guests only. >> okay. any questions from the commission? >> you're saying on the application the program is programmed from london or prerecorded? how does it work? >> we have prerecorded lunch for music and until the live dj arrives and that is phased out and the dj will play live for five or six hours and then we will turn that back on again. >> okay. >> is there a dance floor there? >> we could but only for special occasions and new years eve and bars and dining rooms and not room for a dance floor. i
think the other exception would be a buy out for the entire space. we would make space for it. >> right. >> i think this is your multi-million dollar question. >> yeah, my barber -- don't laugh but i have a barber and she told me about this restaurant coming from london and she said -- is this chinese. >> chinese. >> she said it's the most expensive chinese strawrnd -- would it be the world? >> yes. it probably would be considered that but one other claim to fame it's the we have three mitch lynn stars in london and the only ones in upon europe that have it and we got one for the one in new york we opened. >> where in new york is your
restaurant? >> in hells kitchen. it was like here and basically a christian book store that maybe had a bathroom and build this beautiful palace and like that one and on the second floor of the large flat iron building and had maybe a bathroom and just office spaces. >> yeah. >> pretty striking view up third street. >> any other questions? >> what public outreach have you connected so far? >> you mean giving people in the neighborhood opportunities to -- we posted -- required to give people an opportunity we were applying for this permit for 30 days. >> have you actually reached out to neighborhood organizations or anything like that. >> >> not that i'm aware of. i know we have spoken to some of the police officers that come by and with the inspections and
talk to us about the security that we have there and not only for the guests' sake and the hostess and the valet at the street level. that was a concern of ours. we rarely have issues with overly intoxicated guests but our staff is a concern and guests leaving the property is a concern so we have a dedicated security professional basically every moment that the restaurant is open. >> so san francisco like the community is extremely involved, and i think it behoove your restaurant to see if there is community i know there are community groups that not only would like to hear from you, but would then help support the restaurant and introduce it to the neighborhood. i just want to caution going ahead without hitting some of the
neighborhood groups just because that could definitely be a problem, so i think it would be helpful if you got a few community groups and just did a small presentation to them like who down there -- jocelyn help me. >> we worked on this -- >> okay. >> okay application for a while so we had a nice meeting about outreach and this happens to be at the intersection of kearney and market where it's mostly office space and hotels, so he's being a little bit modest in his description of outreach and also the up scale nature of this establishment and where it's located on the second floor, et cetera, so it's just hard to find an actual person who lives within several blocks of there unless you count the folks
living at the top of the st. regis. >> and it will be easier -- we're close to having the dining room finished and we bring people through and we do that on an active basis of the people in the area and show them what we're doing and we're really proud of the space and what it looks like and gives people an opportunity to see what we're doing. one of our -- not truly local but a day before we open we're donating the space to make a wish foundation as well and hosting hundred people and cocktails and hors d'oeuvres and full dinner at the restaurant and show it off and show people that we're there. >> i thought of a name, like the tenderloin collaborative -- although you're not there. >> we're below it.
>> they would appreciate it and have new restaurants and are bas opening in that area and give a presentation so they're aware. >> that's a great idea. >> when do you anticipate opening? >> the chefs get the kitchen tomorrow and we open on monday the november 19. >> will you take me to dinner? >> all right. questions. >> it's not as expensive as it sounds. i promise. >> i have a question. >> yeah. >> second floor and if i remember that building are there a lot of windows? >> there are. there are windows that face market street and on geary street. >> so those are obviously existing. are they double
payneed. >> you might have a noise issue with that. >> the music isn't that loud over to the din of the room. it's basically used in hall of the hakkasans and that environment but i don't think it's a destination place for people to come as a club really. it's really to add environment to the people that are there, the guests that are there. >> just because when you do a new year's eve party and crank it up. >> if they can hear it over in union square i would be surprised. i spent many years at the st. francis hotel. i know what it gets like. >> any other comments? >> i thought kearney street could use more nightlife and everything closes after that and there are a couple of businesses there and it's exciting that
you're coming in and bringing vitality to street life -- not street life but walking in and out of your doors. >> thank you commissioner. we're pretty excited about that too and we will be in las vegas and los angeles after that as well. las vegas is a 70,000 square foot club. that is quite different. >> thank you. any questions from the public? yes. >> well good evening commissioners. i am also a long time 22 year resident and i want to discuss and also present to you i have seen a lot of positive changes in this one is a good one. during that time some 13 years ago there was a very cool selma chang high
restaurant located there and it now closed and the lounge and if you remember and it's now closed. a great place to be to hang your hat and really the wind of the world and i want to show you my positive feelings about having this dining come to the area. as you also know even down on union street there is a asian street fair restaurant called [inaudible] and that opened after the loma parada earthquake and revitalized that nairksd there so i am hoping with this new venture that happens at one kearney street as i understand it and welcome and not to make it too pricey. >> we will get an early bird
special going. >> all right. any other public comment? seeing none the matter is with the commission. do we have a motion? >> so i think that corner needs something. i think it will do really well. there are great hotels around there, lots of shoppers. we encourage businesses, new businesses to come in and especially people who have different twists and with that i move to approve. >> okay. >> i will second that. >> commissioners, did you have any questions for sfpd at all? >> does sfpd have a comment on this restaurant? i mean if you don't have a comment -- you don't have to comment. >> when you're speaking about the entertainment portion of it that's one thing -- not that this particular establishment i have any concerns about, but we're always worried about the bait and switch. >> what? >> bait and switch? really. >> let's keep it on this. i
called back to the new york restaurant and their business plan follows that exactly so we don't have any concerns. >> okay. thank you. all right. any other people? okay. seeing none the matter is with the commission. we have a motion and a second. >> second. >> may i have roll call please. >> what was the motion? >> to approve. >> commissioner. >> aye. >> commissioner. >> aye. >> commissioner. >> aye. >> commissioner. >> aye. >> commissioner. >> aye. >> president newlin. >> aye. good luck. >> thank you. >> thank you very much. appreciate it. item seven commissioners comments and questions. commissioners. >> i just had one. again at the last meeting -- i think it was last meeting i was elected president and the term expires when jocelyn. >> june 30. >> end of june, so given my personal situation i
undoubtedly will be leaving the commission at that time, so what i am going to recommend is that over this course of time that jocelyn -- the meetings i don't come to or leave early at a want to make sure everybody who wants to preside as the director have an opportunity to do so in my absence so you have an opportunity to see what it is like to chair a meeting and the fellow commissioners see how you interact so at the end of june when it's time to elect a new president everybody will have an opportunity to have tried it, see if it's something they want to do, and everybody can do that, so jocelyn will probably be contacting you. normally the vice president would take it but audrey has been around so she knows -- so i just think it's really important to give everybody else on the commission an opportunity to chair the
entertainment commission to see if it's something they might like to do, and again the other commissioners see if it's somebody that would be good at facilitating the meetings in the future and no sense me sitting up here and nobody tried it or did it and that's my comments and questions. anybody else? >> yeah. i wanted to make a comment around broadway. i want to say i hope as we move forward we can come up with innovative solutions and i know in the last year and a half we talked about innovative solutions not only clubs but in tandem with the police department and the neighborhood, and i really see a big stalemate there especially with the neighborhood people not really wanting to do anything but you know penlallize the
club, and i think that's not the best solution for this area and i hope that we can pull together and really come up with some change that we can implement soon, and i just wanted to say ten tentatively december 12 we will have a north beach holiday party for neighbors on broadway. we feel that it is important to get people there and to start having an open dialogue, and so we hope to move forward with that, and ask for help along the way. >> i have a question for jocelyn. so are we here november 6 or not because it's election day? >> well again that's a commission decision. at the staff level are open to canceling that meeting if the commission so desires. i think we kept appointments off
calendar for the most part so it's fairly easy based on some concern about quorum in general on election day, so i don't know if that's something -- >> i was going to mention it too. i will be gone. i will be traveling so i will miss the two meetings -- if we have two meetings i will miss both in november, definitely the second one, so as long as we're not backlogging permit applications i don't see a reason to have a meeting on election date. >> i think the commission's views is people do what they do on election day. >> do you want to make a motion then? >> yeah. i move to cancel the meeting on november 6 which is election day. >> all right. do we have a second? >> i will second it. >> all right. call the roll.
>> yes. that's okay. any public comment -- >> wait. follow up on both of yours -- on glendon's thing. i walked broadway street on friday and i don't know maybe it was closed and there is still a lot of police presence there which is great, but seems like the crowd has changed a little bit. it looks encouraging that broadway street -- in fact i talked to a couple of neighbors when i was inside one of the clubs and i think your christmas party and i think with the new commander we can get back on track and try to clean up broadway. i think it's manageable now. i think we're in a good state depending what happens to that property, the impala, and another follow up on
the 29th of october. semac and california music and culture association is having a mixer with the supervisor candidates that are going to be elected november 6 and some of the current supervisors will be there. it's going to be at 6:00 o'clock at cafe denorde and everyone is invited to that. 29 of october in a couple of weeks. >> are we still voting? >> we voteed. >> you voted. >> but you have permits on then and the week of thanksgiving and don't let me down. >> any other comments by the commissioners? okay do we have public comment by the comments of the commissioners. seeing none the last item is new business and fiewrght agenda items. anyone want to request a future agenda item? >> i want to request that we
hear from the sisters of perpetual indulgence and i dropped the email and i didn't send it and i want to reiterate they made improvements and it's important that we put that out there too and i would like to hear from them. their pink saturday was much better. >> very good. anybody else? >> is there any discussion on halloween here. >> we don't do halloween anymore. >> okay. just curious. >> halloween weekend -- basically this weekend coming up and the weekend after are considered halloween weekend across the city. halloween at castro is not an event and therefore not acknowledging and not happening. it doesn't exist. >> okay. >> just one more thing. i'm sorry. the western soma plan is coming before planning for three
meetings in november and heard at the board i believe the first week in december and i wanted to make people aware of that and we're also moving forward with the clear historic district. >> just one question. do you know if there have been changes to the south of market, not within 200 feet neighborhood, entertainment allowance thing. >> residential. >> yeah, residential buffer? >> i think if there are concerns it's important to email them -- >> do you know if there have been changes? >> i don't know. i don't know what the changes would be. >> any public comment? seeing none that will conclude the october 16 entertainment commission meeting for the city and county of san francisco. thank you one and all.
>> i love teaching. it is such an exhilarating experience when people began to feel their own creativity. >> this really is a place where all people can come and take a class and fill part of the community. this is very enriching as an artist. a lot of folks take these classes and take their digital imagery and turn it into negatives. >> there are not many black and white darkrooms available
anymore. that is a really big draw. >> this is a signature piece. this is the bill largest darkroom in the u.s.. >> there are a lot of people that want to get into that dark room. >> i think it is the heart of this place. you feel it when you come in. >> the people who just started taking pictures, so this is really an intersection for many generations of photographers and this is a great place to learn because if you need people from different areas and also everyone who works here is working in photography.
>> we get to build the community here. this is different. first of all, this is a great location. it is in a less-populated area. >> of lot of people come here just so that they can participate in this program. it is a great opportunity for people who have a little bit of photographic experience. the people have a lot, they can really come together and share a love and a passion. >> we offer everything from traditional black and white darkrooms to learning how to
process your first roll of film. we offer classes and workshops in digital camera, digital printing. we offer classes basically in the shooting, ton the town at night, treasure island. there is a way for the programs exploring everyone who would like to spend the day on this program. >> hello, my name is jennifer. >> my name is simone. we are going on a field trip to take pictures up the hill. >> c'mon, c'mon, c'mon.
>> actually, i have been here a lot. i have never looked closely enough to see everything. now, i get to take pictures. >> we want to try to get them to be more creative with it. we let them to be free with them but at the same time, we give them a little bit of direction. >> you can focus in here. >> that was cool. >> if you see that? >> behind the city, behind the houses, behind those hills. the see any more hills? >> these kids are wonderful. they get to explore, they get to see different things. >> we let them explore a little
bit. they get their best. if their parents ever ask, we can learn -- they can say that they learned about the depth of field or the rule of thirds or that the shadows can give a good contrast. some of the things they come up with are fantastic. that is what we're trying to encourage. these kids can bring up the creativity and also the love for photography. >> a lot of people come into my classes and they don't feel like they really are creative and through the process of working and showing them and giving them some tips and ideas. >> this is kind of the best kept secret. you should come on and take a
class. we have orientations on most saturdays. this is a really wonderful location and is the real jewel to the community. >> ready to develop your photography skills? the harvey milk photo center focuses on adult classes. and saturday workshops expose youth and adults to photography classes. classes. ms. wong, here. thank you. >> stand and join with the pledge of allegiance. erasxxmj4(p&c"p% america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, liberty and justice for all.
pngeddle thank you for joining us today. our one and only meeting in november. so this is thanksgiving, that's coming up. so just to remind you that usually on[/g;a50e thanksgivings generally the -- where you scheduled the second meeting and we don't have the second meeting. so for all of you that are anxious tokñ?ñ? get to a second meeting, i'm sorry. we won't be able to have a meeting in november. item a, approval of board 26, 2012, second. any corrections? roll call please. >> thank you. ms. lee, y-ñ?ñ?es. ms. wong, yes.
ms. feuer, ms. -- dr. murase, yes. >> that's five ayes. >> item b preparations to the superintendent report tonightfjr his thoughts. superintendent craza. that's listening and watching on tv. because this is the only meetin? in november i had a few thoughts so i will be as quick as possible. by saying that on behalf ofbr:?e san francisco unified school district, and school districts we want to thank the voters for their support of propositionzó;m enable -- >> which will enable the san francisco unified school distr t